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AWS Trusts Indian Cloud Market; Plans to Launch a Second Region

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announces more investment in India through launching a second infrastructure region in India by mid-2022. The new AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region is projected towards providing customers with greater resiliency for critical cloud workloads, lower latency, and improved compliance capabilities.

The new AWS Asia Region will have three Availability Zones at launch that will adjoin the existing nine AWS Regions and 26 Availability Zones across Asia in India, Australia, Greater China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. Amazon’s Availability Zones are technology infrastructure in separate

infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations that are maintain enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting customers’ business continuity.

Businesses in India are embracing cloud computing to reduce costs, increase agility, and enable rapid innovation to meet the needs of billions of customers in India and abroad

Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. Globally, AWS has 77 Availability Zones across 24 infrastructure regions. Besides new zone based out of Hyderabad, the company has plans to launch 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions across India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.

In a statement issued by Amazon, Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, AWS, said “Businesses in India are embracing cloud computing to reduce costs, increase agility, and enable rapid innovation to meet the needs of billions of customers in India and abroad. Together with our AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, we’re providing customers with more flexibility and choice, while allowing them to architect their infrastructure for even greater fault tolerance, resiliency, and availability across geographic locations.”

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